The Sayat-Nova monument was opened in Yerevan in 1963, right after one of the avenues in Yerevan was named after the great poet.
Sayat-Nova was one of the most outstanding poets of his time. Ashugh lived and worked in Tbilisi, wrote songs in Armenian, Georgian and Azerbaijani.
The monument of white marble represents a wall of large blocks with the ashugh’s head on the left and the image of three women on the right side. The words ashugh are carved on the stone:
“Not all my key is rattling to drink: the special taste of my streams!
Not everyone admires my writings: the special meaning of my words! ”
The monument is considered one of the most famous works of sculptor Ara Harutyunyan.
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